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elbert_guillory-620x428Friday was a momentous day: Louisiana State Senator, Elbert Guillory, switched from the Democrat to Republican party.

Senator Guillory, of Opelousas, LA,  is now the FIRST black Republican senator in Louisiana since Reconstruction (1865-1877)!

Mr. Guillory was originally a Republican, but switched to Democrat to run for office in 2007–the district he represented was a huge majority Democrat district. But now, Guillory says he can no longer remain a Democrat, that the party has left him and other social conservatives behind.

The historic announcement was made upon receipt of the Frederick Douglass Award at the @Large Conference–a national conference of black conservative leaders in Baton Rouge.

Senator Guillory spoke:

As of this day, I join Frederick Douglass as a Republican. Today the party of disappointment has moved away from the majority of Louisiana. They have moved away from traditional values of most Americans. They have left us behind on crucial issues like abortion, vouchers, Second Amendment rights, union control of public jobs, school prayer, family issues.

Their support of dependency over self-reliance, of everything but traditional marriage, of abortion on demand, their policies have encouraged the high teen birth rates, high school drop out rates, high incarceration rates and very high unemployment rates.

Our self-initiative and self-reliance are sacrificed in exchange for votes for the party of disappointment.

The list of disappointments is long…the lies and cover-up at Benghazi, the IRS harassing the tea party and wiretapping and spying on reporters.

His old party is not pleased, as noted by The Advocate reporter, Marsha Shuler:

Stephen Handwerk, executive director of the Louisiana State Democratic Party, called the party switch “a craven display of political opportunism.”

Handwerk called on Guillory to resign his Senate seat “since he has chosen to abandon the Democratic Party values that the voters elected him to represent.” He said Guillory is aligning himself with the party that has stood with Gov. Bobby Jindal’s “failed policies and against working families in Acadiana.” He said Louisiana Republicans have opposed equal pay for women and expansion of Medicaid to cover more of the state’s uninsured.

Senator Guillory, 68, a lawyer, has worked with Governor Bobby Jindal on several issues, most notably state pension reform.

Guillory made note that the Republicans helped LBJ pass the 1965 Civil Rights Act over the rigid protest of Southern Democrats, and that under Richard Nixon doors were opened to blacks in higher education and government contracting.

How refreshing to have a politician opt for principals and challenge the Democrat strangle-hold on the black voting block. This nation was founded on principles, not race. Our founding document espouses the God-given rights of “all men” and Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory has made a historic move predicated upon and in support of the Constitution and its Bill of Rights.

Bravo Senator Guillory!

 
 
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  • Dapandico

    Let the attacks from the party of tolerance and diversity commence.

    • James Crooke

      Isnt that the truth!!

      • angeleyez

        .
        Wasn’t Abraham Lincoln the first Republican president ?

        • Charie

          He was the first elected Republican president. The first Republican presidential candidate was John Charles Fremont the famous explorer. Needless to say he lost.

    • brrryce

      No, based on what I’ve read on this amusing comment space, you guys still own intolerance and lack of diversity. No competition there. Yay for your side.

      • SCHROEDER856

        PROVE THE INTOLERANCE.. that is from the left.. read your history.. who do you thing got the Civil Rights Bill pass.. it was passed by a voted of 80% republicans for passings and 50% of the democrats voting against the Civil Rights Bill.. with DEMOCRAT KKK Byrd Filibustering 13 1/2 hours AGAINST THE BILL.. and it was a Republican who stopped his filibuster…

        • Charie

          Schroeder, who appears to be 856 years old, probably has no memory of the weally wotten things those wascally Democwats did. They didn’t like black people at all until they discovered they meant VOTES!!!

          Their hero, Woodrow Wilson, got every black man or woman out of their government jobs that he could find, leaving only those who worked there as servants. He also despised the thought of woman’s suffrage and the suffrage bill only passed after he had a severe stroke which left him paralyzed for the rest of his life. From 1919 until the end of his term in 1921 he was almost blind and still paralyzed. His wife, Edith, and Wilson’s doctor kept most of this knowledge from the public and his Cabinet and it’s believed (actually known) that she was the one who gave him the bills to sign and held his hand to sign them.

      • chichilouise

        Mockery. Another follower of the evil Alinsky. Try actual debate sometime insead of laughing at people. Your side is full of baby murderers, and is the party of slave holders and secessionists and the guys in the white sheets.

  • http://twitter.com/s68070292 Holy Smokes

    Good for him….he’s a lot more conservative than most GOPers

  • WilliamSpires

    After 130 years, I guess you can only stomach the democrat controlled social planning and life controlling policies for so long !!

  • jonjon_yo

    He was right about everything he said. That democrat hack that called him nothing but an opportunist doesn’t have a clue.

    • SCHROEDER856

      The dems should not for Specter..

      • Charie

        Should not what? Anything that ends with Specter should begin with pig.

  • IowaPerson

    Is he switching because he thinks that’s the only way to stay in power – since the Demonrat party is on its way out? I just don’t trust this – if he was actually conservative American patriot, why on earth was he ever on the Demonrat ticket? Sorry, folks, this could well be another RINO coming into the GOP – exactly what we need to get rid of!

    • http://www.facebook.com/loran.carlson Loran Carlson

      You could be right, but i feel different. There are those African American individuals who fall pray to the pressure of others who do not know any better. If you look at defections in the last few decades, you find that those who went from Republican to Democrat did so for reasons of revenge. Those in the opposite direction do so due to conscience.

      • IowaPerson

        I hope you’re right Loran. I hope that’s the reason he’s switching. I’ve seen so many Liberals switch to the GOP because they believe they’ll need to be Republican to win the next election, it just makes me very suspicious. I really hope and pray you are correct in this case.

      • SCHROEDER856

        Opelousas is over 50% black.. So he is a smart man..

      • brrryce

        Reasons of revenge? All of them? Was this a Fox News doc you got that from?

    • SCHROEDER856

      No IowaPerson.. he has worked with Jinhdal(Republican Governor) he was a smart man.. he switched parties to get elected in a highly democratic district. He is not a Rino.. He spelled out all the Good things the Republicans have done//

      • brrryce

        He switched parties AFTER being elected, not to get elected as you wrote. VERY different.

        • SCHROEDER856

          No!!!! read the article.. He was a Republican way back.. then he knew that in his district.. he would run as dem.. then he switched back.. NOT VERY DIFFERENT.. JUST SMART..

          • brrryce

            I read the article, including that part about his being a Republican. He switched BACK to GOP AFTER being elected. So, I wasn’t clear, obviously, since I was only referring to the GOP switch focused on by the article. I accept your point that he did switch to get elected – to the Democratic Party.

        • Deuce

          He ran on the same morals and campaign slogans that he believes in, now he is showing that district that the Republicans are not these evil vial creature that the Democrats have brain-washed them to think. Now they get there awakening.. I guess that is the part that really upsets Dems. THE TRUTH!

    • Jessi

      In the article it stated his district is majority democrat~had he ran as a Republican he would have lost. I think it was a very brave tactical move on his part. For now, let’s give him the benefit of doubt and see if he walks the walk.

    • brrryce

      I also really like this post because the fissure is already there. The GOP will find a white candidate to go against him in the next cycle and paint him as a rino.

      • Deuce

        And you have proof? Right it’s the democratic party that actually pours money in the other parties primary because they don’t want the best candidate to win, they want the candidate that will not show how stupid, anti-babies, and racist they are..

  • scot_belle

    I am DELIGHTED to see sanity being exhibited, instead of the usual insanity.
    Welcome Senator Guillory…….to the world of sanity and respect. *S*

  • delahaya

    He gavea beautiful exposition of his reasoning. Love it!

  • disqus_RMRUI9driJ

    God Bless you Sir

  • we the people

    o7 Sir … Now show’em how its done.

  • we the people

    o7 = Salute :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/loran.carlson Loran Carlson

    I salute Mr. Guillory. I find it refreshing that people will still support traditional family values and personal responsibility. I am not surprised with the reaction of the democratic party. They still want to portray conservatives as having a war on women and wanting people to believe in dependency on the government instead of relying on themselves.

  • Palmetto

    Funny the things that happen when you finally refuse to drink the Kool-Aid any longer. You see the Dems for who and what they are.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1629106829 Sonia Jones

      Exactly! It is not possible that a politician can change parties based on principal to a leftist. Projecting their own tactic on the opposition, the left always spouts off about such moves being about opportunism. The left uses dead school children opportunistically, so they know all about it!

      • brrryce

        But, the NRA uses “dead school children” appropriately? Talk about kool-aid.

        • SCHROEDER856

          YOU have got it wrong.. IT WAS OBAMA WHO USES THE DEAD AND THE LIVE SCHOOL CHILDREN..

        • Charie

          The NRA wouldn’t “use” them at all if the Obama gang hadn’t decided to jump on the “Gun Grabbers United band wagon.

          Actually, the Dems seeming fascination with dead babies is more in their line, You know, the ones who aren’t of an age to fight back.

        • Deuce

          Like OBAMA and the Dem’s have done…. At least the NRA policy would have saved lives..

  • Melissa Katsmom Votano

    Awesome…….

  • Grayzel

    “The party of disappointment.” What an appropriate name.

    • Rob Greene

      I am hoping union members will start doing this also.
      In my area we have a relatively large group called
      “Lunchpail Republicans” as a start…

  • http://twitter.com/jsbrodhead Jeff Brodhead

    And at least he is a “Social Conservative”, which beats the crap out of being only a “Fiscal Conservative”… beats it by a moral!

  • safyrejet

    I’m amazed and encouraged over any politician recognizing the differences in party values and what the progressive values of the democratic party are doing to tear down our family, moral, and social structures. Shoot there’s plenty of politicians in the republican party who need to wake up and stop selling out.

    But I’m disappointed that this still has to be about “skin color”. I suppose it is a momentous change because black senators have historically been aligned with the democratic party for many years. But I wish that wasn’t most of the point. A LA senator changed party alliance, I like the headline under the picture better than the one over the picture.

    • brrryce

      The reason you SHOULD have a problem with the headline is because it’s misleading- the gentleman wasn’t elected by republicans, he was elected by Dems, so the GOP gets racial credit it doesn’t deserve. The problem with your party is in your statement: despite white southerners voting 90% along racial lines, you insist race isn’t an issue with you. But based on a southern history of taxation without state office representation of black people, it is obviously not true. So, your appeal to being colorblind is so far from reality it boggles the mind. And, your statement makes no rational sense, unless you add white supremacism as a conservative family value.

      • Dapandico

        The Republican Party’s History On Race

        Written By : John Hawkins

        February 18, 2005

        Deroy Murdock drops a little Republican
        history sandwich right upside the head of the Democrats like an anvil….Ok,
        there a lot of mixed metaphors there, but you get the general idea.

        So what’s Murdock’s latest column
        about? The Democrats, the same Party that still to this day refers to Robert
        Byrd, a former member of the KKK, as the “Conscience of the Senate,” have done
        a brilliant job of falsely convincing black Americans that they aren’t welcome
        in the GOP. Deroy Murdock counters the Dem’s propaganda with the facts and it’s well worth reading…

        “Each February, Black
        History Month recalls Democrat Harry Truman’s 1948 desegregation of the armed
        forces and Democrat Lyndon Baines Johnson’s signature on the 1964 Civil Rights
        Act, the greatest black legislative victory since Republican Abraham Lincoln
        abolished slavery in 1863. This annual commemoration, however, largely
        overlooks the many milestones Republicans and blacks have achieved together by
        overcoming reactionary Democrats.

        The House Policy
        Committee’s 2005 Republican Freedom Calendar offers 365 examples of GOP support
        for women, blacks, and other minorities, often over Democratic objections.
        Among its highlights:

        – “To stop the
        Democrats’ pro-slavery agenda, anti-slavery activists founded the Republican
        party, starting with a few dozen men and women in Ripon, Wisconsin on March 20,
        1854,” the calendar notes. “Democratic opposition to Republican efforts to
        protect the civil rights of all Americans lasted not only throughout
        Reconstruction, but well into the 20th century. In the south, those Democrats
        who most bitterly opposed equality for blacks founded the Ku Klux Klan, which
        operated as the party’s terrorist wing.”

        Contemporary partisan
        hyperbole? Consider this 1866 comment from Governor Oliver Morton (R., Ind.),
        who is immortalized in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall: “Every one who shoots
        down Negroes in the streets, burns Negro school-houses and meeting-houses, and
        murders women and children by the light of their own flaming dwellings, calls
        himself a Democrat,” Morton said. “Every New York rioter in 1863 who burned up
        little children in colored asylums, who robbed, ravished, and murdered
        indiscriminately in the midst of a blazing city for three days and nights,
        calls himself a Democrat.”

        White supremacists
        worked club in hand with Democrats for decades:

        – May 22, 1856: Two
        years after the Grand Old party’s birth, U.S. Senator Charles Sumner (R.,
        Mass.) rose to decry pro-slavery Democrats. Congressman Preston Brooks (D.,
        S.C.) responded by grabbing a stick and beating Sumner unconscious in the
        Senate chamber. Disabled, Sumner could not resume his duties for three years.

        – July 30, 1866: New
        Orleans’s Democratic government ordered police to raid an integrated GOP
        meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.

        – September 28, 1868:
        Democrats in Opelousas, Louisiana killed nearly 300 blacks who tried to foil an
        assault on a Republican newspaper editor.

        – October 7, 1868:
        Republicans criticized Democrats’ national slogan: “This is a white man’s
        country: Let white men rule.”

        – April 20, 1871: The
        GOP Congress adopted the Ku Klux Klan Act, banning the pro-Democrat domestic
        terrorist group.

        – October 18, 1871:
        GOP President Ulysses S. Grant dispatched federal troops to quell Klan violence
        in South Carolina.

        – September 14, 1874:
        Racist white Democrats stormed Louisiana’s statehouse to oust GOP Governor
        William Kellogg’s racially integrated administration; 27 are killed.

        – August 17, 1937:
        Republicans opposed Democratic President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Supreme
        Court nominee, U.S. Senator Hugo Black (D., Al.), a former Klansman who
        defended Klansmen against race-murder charges.

        – February 2005: The
        Democrats’ Klan-coddling today is embodied by KKK alumnus Robert Byrd, West
        Virginia’s logorrheic U.S. senator and, having served since January 3, 1959,
        that body’s dean. Thirteen years earlier, Byrd wrote this to the KKK’s Imperial
        Wizard: “The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its
        rebirth here in West Virginia.” Byrd led Senate Democrats as late as December
        1988. On March 4, 2001, Byrd told Fox News’s Tony Snow: “There are white
        n*ggers. I’ve seen a lot of white n*ggers in my time; I’m going to use that
        word.” National Democrats never have arranged a primary challenge against or
        otherwise pressed this one-time cross-burner to get lost.

        Contrast the KKKozy
        Democrats with the GOP. When former Klansman David Duke ran for Louisiana
        governor in 1991 as a Republican, national GOP officials scorned him. Local
        Republicans endorsed incumbent Democrat Edwin Edwards, despite his ethical
        baggage. As one Republican-created bumper sticker pleaded: “Vote for the crook:
        It’s important!”

        Republicans also have
        supported legislation favorable to blacks, often against intense Democratic
        headwinds:

        – In 1865,
        Congressional Republicans unanimously backed the 13th Amendment, which made
        slavery unconstitutional. Among Democrats, 63 percent of senators and 78
        percent of House members voted: “No.”

        – In 1866, 94 percent
        of GOP senators and 96 percent of GOP House members approved the 14th
        Amendment, guaranteeing all Americans equal protection of the law. Every
        congressional Democrat voted: “No.”

        – February 28, 1871:
        The GOP Congress passed the Enforcement Act, giving black voters federal
        protection.

        – February 8, 1894:
        Democratic President Grover Cleveland and a Democratic Congress repealed the
        GOP’s Enforcement Act, denying black voters federal protection.

        – January 26, 1922:
        The U.S. House adopted Rep. Leonidas Dyer’s (R., Mo.) bill making lynching a
        federal crime. Filibustering Senate Democrats killed the measure.

        – May 17, 1954: As
        chief justice, former three-term governor Earl Warren (R., Calif.) led the U.S.
        Supreme Court’s desegregation of government schools via the landmark Brown v.
        Board of Education decision. GOP President Dwight Eisenhower’s Justice
        Department argued for Topeka, Kansas’s black school children. Democrat John W.
        Davis, who lost a presidential bid to incumbent Republican Calvin Coolidge in
        1924, defended “separate but equal” classrooms.

        – September 24, 1957:
        Eisenhower deployed the 82nd Airborne Division to desegregate Little Rock’s
        government schools over the strenuous resistance of Governor Orval Faubus (D.,
        Ark.).

        – May 6, 1960:
        Eisenhower signs the GOP’s 1960 Civil Rights Act after it survived a five-day,
        five-hour filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats.

        – July 2, 1964:
        Democratic President Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act after former
        Klansman Robert Byrd’s 14-hour filibuster and the votes of 22 other Senate
        Democrats (including Tennessee’s Al Gore, Sr.) failed to scuttle the measure.
        Illinois Republican Everett Dirksen rallied 26 GOP senators and 44 Democrats to
        invoke cloture and allow the bill’s passage. According to John Fonte in the
        January 9, 2003, National Review, 82 percent of Republicans so voted, versus
        only 66 percent of Democrats.

        True, Senator Barry
        Goldwater (R., Ariz.) opposed this bill the very year he became the GOP’s
        presidential standard-bearer. However, Goldwater supported the 1957 and 1960
        Civil Rights Acts and called for integrating Arizona’s National Guard two years
        before Truman desegregated the military. Goldwater feared the 1964 Act would
        limit freedom of association in the private sector, a controversial but
        principled libertarian objection rooted in the First Amendment rather than
        racial hatred.

        – June 29, 1982:
        President Ronald Reagan signed a 25-year extension of the Voting Rights Act of
        1965.

        The Republican party
        also is the home of numerous “firsts.” Among them:

        – Until 1935, every
        black federal legislator was Republican. America’s first black U.S.
        Representative, South Carolina’s Joseph Rainey, and our first black senator,
        Mississippi’s Hiram Revels, both reached Capitol Hill in 1870. On December 9,
        1872, Louisiana Republican Pinckney Benton Stewart “P.B.S.” Pinchback became
        America’s first black governor.

        – August 8, 1878: GOP
        supply-siders may hate to admit it, but America’s first black Collector of
        Internal Revenue was former U.S. Rep. James Rapier (R., Ala.).

        – October 16, 1901:
        GOP President Theodore Roosevelt invited to the White House as its first black
        dinner guest Republican educator Booker T. Washington. The pro-Democrat
        Richmond Times newspaper warned that consequently, “White women may receive
        attentions from Negro men.” As Toni Marshall wrote in the November 9, 1995,
        Washington Times, when Roosevelt sought reelection in 1904, Democrats produced
        a button that showed their presidential nominee, Alton Parker, beside a white
        couple while Roosevelt posed with a white bride and black groom. The button
        read: “The Choice Is Yours.”

        – GOP presidents
        Gerald Ford in 1975 and Ronald Reagan in 1982 promoted Daniel James and Roscoe
        Robinson to become, respectively, the Air Force’s and Army’s first black
        four-star generals.

        – November 2, 1983:
        President Reagan established Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a
        national holiday, the first such honor for a black American.

        – President Reagan
        named Colin Powell America’s first black national-security adviser while GOP
        President George W. Bush appointed him our first black secretary of state.

        – President G.W. Bush
        named Condoleezza Rice America’s first black female NSC chief, then our second
        (consecutive) black secretary of State. Just last month, one-time Klansman
        Robert Byrd and other Senate Democrats stalled Rice’s confirmation for a week.
        Amid unanimous GOP support, 12 Democrats and Vermont Independent James Jeffords
        opposed Rice � the most “No” votes for a State designee since 14 senators
        frowned on Henry Clay in 1825.”

        • Charie

          The article doesn’t say so, but Deroy Murdock is a Conservative black writer and columnist.

          I really have to wonder what one must do to keep blinding oneself to the fact that there are quite a few Conservative black men and women.. AND you know what? They’re all highly intelligent.

        • brrryce

          Umm, 2008, Democrats elected first black President. And, it happened in 21st century, not the 19th. Look, people, you don’t get credit for stuff done before the Civil Rights Era. It’s silly to think you should. It’s like giving this state senator a Best Democrat Award in 2013 for stuff he did in 2006. Does that make sense?

          • Dapandico

            Which party broke the filibuster led by Al Gore Sr?

          • Deuce

            SO you mean Republicans should then get credit for the 1965 Civil rights act since 90% voted FOR it like they did in 1960 where as democrats had barely 60% voting to pass it in 1965 and ONLY because a Democrat was in the Oval office. You mean things like that? I think you need to look at you history some place other then the BS coming out of Media Matters.

      • safyrejet

        What? I honestly have no idea what you’re talking about. I wonder if words mean the same thing to you as they do to me. Oh wait, you’re one of those internet trolls I’ve heard about and tried to avoid. Right, I probably shouldn’t even respond.

        • KellyKAFIR

          Don’t worry… they have no substantial argument so they just flail and throw out wild accusations that make NO sense while they screech RAAAAAAAAAAAAACIST because it is their royal trump “shut up” card… along with “homophobe” and “Islamophbe” … disigned specifically to shut down ANY discussion because if there is one thing dems hate, it is free speech.

          • brrryce

            No substantial argument? Can you read? At the very least, you understand you’re supporting your own Bloomberg; a man who has switched parties TWICE? How’s that for a fact? Here’s another: there will be another election in that majority Democrat district. What do you think of his chances? Or, do you think he may choose to cash out? Or, hey, even switch again.

        • brrryce

          Wow. You don’t understand? Sounds like you have a comprehension problem. Btw, at least look up “troll.”

          • safyrejet

            Yeah, there’s a lot about what you’re writing I don’t comprehend. For one, what is “racial credit” supposed to even be and why would anyone want it? Also how can anyone be so omniscient as to know what anyone, let alone a large group of people, are thinking as to their reasons for voting. Strikes me as pretentious at best, cruel with delusions of god-hood at worst. I haven’t even bothered to read what you’re posting in response to others. I know I won’t understand whatever point you think you’re trying to make.

            *looks up trool, from wikipedia*

            “In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is someone who posts inflammatory,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[2] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.”

            You’re hitting that mark on many counts. You’re posting on a forum full of people who obviously have a drastically different point of view than you using argumentative, provoking, derisive, offending, and taunting tones against us. What more could you possible hope to achieve with your attacks than an “emotional response” to disrupt our normal on-topic discussion? You’re trolling. And this is the last response I will give to the attention you are seeking since you are doing nothing to change my opinion, I don’t expect anything we say will change your opinion (or correct your behavior), and any further discourse with you is quite simply a waste of time.

          • brrryce

            Inflammatory is how you’re perceiving it, but it’s your crowd who is calling our President a communist (absurd) and attacking me. Get emotional if you wish, but all your look-up did was prove my point. I am not off topic, since the article was about race and politics. And, “on-topic, like minded group”? Please, I disagree with you people, the site is open and I guarantee you the author and the publisher are loving the numbers of comments. Last I heard, Americans could differ in opinions. So, why should I care about or endorse some “on topic” group that I don’t agree with? It’s called discussion in most circles. Go to Huffington Post, you’ll see right and left going at it – not some like minded Fox Newsers. Still, I give you credit for looking up information; it sets you apart from your like-minded peers on this site.

          • brrryce

            Racial credit? It’s the reason you read the article, you know, “first black GOP senator since reconstruction”? It’s the headline, for goodness’ sake. It’s why your peers here keep referring to Frederick Douglass. I will spell it out further – it’s not being racist against black people. But, hey, maybe that’s no big deal to you – you may want an all-white GOP. Still, good for you for looking up “troll,” but you prove my point. I am not a troll, I am an American and I don’t have to have your opinion. Its called discussion – your like-minded peers have attacked our President, calling him a communist (absurd) among other names. Inflammatory is your perception, but the reality is you all just don’t like my opinion. If that’s “off-topic,” get over it. That’s life. Go to the Huffington Post and see how discussion works. Oh, and I’m sure the writer of the article and the publisher LOVE the number of comments generated, so I doubt they’d label me a troll. Btw, the article is wrong, Barbara Walter’s boyfriend Edward Brooke was the first black GOP senator after reconstruction.

      • Deuce

        You mean the democratic KKK? You mean the Democrats that vote there elected officials in? So it’s OK for blacks 95% in the NATION to vote based on Color? The gentleman was not elected by Democrats you moron, he was elected by his constituents. I’m sure a few republicans voted for him. He is only changing political parties to better coincide with his view, beliefs and morals, not changing his views, beliefs and morals to coincide with his political party. Wise up

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1629106829 Sonia Jones

    I didn’t know that Morgan Freeman was a LA Senator? Lol

  • Mark_Krieg

    Sometimes, right wins out even with the name calling, and liberal views.

    since he switched they are now calling for his resignation of his senate seat.

    How convenient for them to do that. seems like we are slowly talking America back.

    2016 is going to be a nasty year for politics. as people will point out Killarys bad position on the 4 dead Americans that she don’t care and “What difference does it make” statement will come back to haunt her.

    • atlas007

      Hillary is going to lose to the very intelligent, charismatic, straight shooting former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin. If anyone thinks she is irrelevant, like the Left want us to believe, tell me why they are scared to face her in an election and why she draws more crowds at speaking engagements than any other politician? That’s not irrelevance……it’s prominence!

      • brrryce

        Lol!!! I LOVE this post! God! I hope you’re serious! If you are, you are hilarious! There are still people who take that idiot seriously? Bwahhahahaha!

        • atlas007

          The only idiots are the ones who voted for a Communist Community Organizer thinking he could run this country. I’ll bet that when Holder is thrown under the bus, hell take his boss with him. Ha, ha, ha!

        • atlas007

          Really? While boring myself by reading the same old Socialist spin in your comments, let me ask you a question. Why did you vote twice for Obama? What outstanding accomplishments did he have in order to become President? Match them to Sarah Palin’s accomplishments found at Conservatives4palin.com. You won’t. The truth hurts morons socialists.

        • Deuce

          Let me guess, you get you’re Palin information from Saturday night live? Or maybe Katie? If she really is a dumb as you have been told she is, Why does the lib media have to take her out of context, distort her words, and just down right LIE about what she says? Remember to be take serious give us examples.

    • jaybird

      There was a lot of voter fraud in the last race and it needs to be cleaned up before 2016. Picture ID’s and stop the mail in vote and then going to the polls because you want to make sure that your vote counted (voting twice).
      Voter intimidation by Black Panthers blocking the doorway, I think I would have gotten ugly about that (which I have been known to do regardless of safety) and treating the Military right when it comes to their vote.

      • brrryce

        There wasn’t a lot, and most of it that was uncovered was republican.

        • jaybird

          Hope you noticed that I did not mention any parties in my post. What I saw uncovered was also Democrats, why can’t you admit that? Drinking Kool Aid again?? I think if the Repub’s were doing a lot they would have won.

  • Jessi

    Welcome to the Conservative Party State Senator Elbert Guillory. It’s a pleasure to have you join our ranks. We just ask that you remain true to our conservative values and we will ‘have your six’. May God Bless you and keep you safe.

    • hescmbk

      Thank you Senator Elbert Guillory for caring about ‘We The People’..Your bravery means a lot to the American people…Would you consider running for President? We need caring, honest people like you to turn this Country around. May God Bless you for giving ‘We The People Hope’….

    • brrryce

      No, you won’t. You can’t speak for the racists in your party who will desert him in the next election cycle. Watch.

      • KellyKAFIR

        you sir, are an ass… Why is it that you call the GOP racist and can’t look at the total history of the Democrap party? YOU are the hypocrite.

      • http://www.facebook.com/haggios haggios

        Racist? Like the founders of the KKK? Oh yeah, that’s right. They were DEMOCRATS. Read your history.

      • SCHROEDER856

        PROVE THE RACISM? WHERE IS IT? ONLY IN THE MINDS OF THE LIBERALS WHO GIVE FREE THINGS OUT? AND THE LIBERALS WHERE THE STATES GO INTO BANKRUPTCY. WHERE THE LIBERALS ARE MORE CONCERNED WITH THE UNIONS THAN BLACKS.. GIVE IT A REST.. GET SOME KNOWLEDGE THEN RETURN WITH AN INFORMED COMMENT brrryce

  • AL

    99% of the black do not know about Frederick Douglass or they would not join the demoKKKrat party.

    • atlas007

      It’s time they learn about Frederick Douglas.

    • brrryce

      This is a stupid and paternalistic post — you’re calling black people dumb. What would be dumb would be for most black people to support a racist GOP party. Would you join the black panthers because they support independence – which they do. We KNOW who Frederick Douglass was, more importantly, we know who MODERN Republicans are. Here’s a hint for you, genius: it’s not the party of Douglass and Lincoln.

      • KellyKAFIR

        and he demonrats are not the party YOU think they are genius… they started the KKK and voted down civil rights for about 100 years after the civil war… it was only due to LBJ’s REPUBLICAN congress that civil rights wer finally passed… “genius”

        • brrryce

          Seriously, do conservs not comprehend time and change? How much intelligence do you have to know modern republicans were created out of hatred for black-white equality. It’s a fact. You act as if nothing changed in 160 YEARS! One of your posters actually was dumb enough to think I was referring to the Frederick Douglass Society instead of the actual Frederick Douglass.

          • SCHROEDER856

            Brryce.. Prove your statement!! in the 60′s… if the Republicans would not have voted to Pass the civil rights bill.. @ 80% compared to the dems who voted at a 50% rate to pass the bill.. they the democrats.. also filibustered for over 14 hours.. until the Republicans step up and busted the filibuster up.. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT.. AND IT WAS THE REPUBLICANS WHO HAD BLACK SENATOR IN THE 1800′S AND DEMOCRATS WHO PUT THE LAW THE BLACK COULD NO LONGER VOTE.. IN 1860′S….

          • brrryce

            Wow, this is one of the dumbest statements EVER. you don’t get credit for 60s GOP acts, let alone the NINETEENTH CENTURY because the parties changed ideals because of Civil Rights – racist Dems became racist GOPers and have been ever since. It’s grade school history. Seriously. Just, wow… This is conservative discourse?

          • brrryce

            Here, I’ll help you: if it’s GOP before 1970, they are basically Dems. Period. So, basically the party you love is famous for hating black people. Simple.

        • brrryce

          Oh, and you and I both know your name is racist. So, don’t give me any bull about caring one whit about black people. You don’t. You want them to vote against their self-interest. That’s just dumb.

      • Charie

        brrr, you are full of crap up to your eyebrows. The Frederick Douglass Society is a Conservative group!!

        Guess what!! You’re not the party of Douglass and Lincoln either – you’re the party of liars and crooks Hahahahahahahahaha! OMG, reading your posts is a treat!! It’s like looking into the belly of the beast and discovering its full of hot air and buls**t!!! ROTFLMBO!!

        • brrryce

          Nice name calling, nice. but, I’ll laugh with you since we have President Barack Obama fixing our great nation. I feel magnanimous. Enjoy!

          • jaybird

            Fixing it??? I don’t call putting in friends of the Muslim Brotherhood to change our policies and to be more friendly to rogue nations by giving them money to buy weapons from other countries improving anything. I know some of this started in the Bush Adm. Read Muslim Mafia and The Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama Administration. Our Military is in a shambles because of this president and so is our society. What Kool Aid are you drinking?

            I support Alan West and Mia Love and anyone else that stands up for our country and Constitution.

      • jaybird

        Black Panthers support independance?? Standing in front of polling places to intimidate people is good?? You still drinking Kool Aid???

      • SCHROEDER856

        BLACKS PEOPLE ARE NOT DUMB.. BUT THEY FALL FOR LIBERALS’ PROMISES.. WHICH CAN ONLY BE DONE IF WE AMERICANS CAVE.. AND WE WILL NOT.. NO MATTER YOUR RACE.. YOU HAVE TO WORK FOR A LIVING AND NOT LIVE OFF THE TAX PAYER DOLLARS.. CHECK OUT WHO VOTED FOR A MAN,obama who grades don’t live up to the HYPH!

  • Rosie46

    It is encouraging to see a man of value and character stand up for the people he represents. Of course the Democrats will trash him — like they do those that oppose them. God bless him for standing for ethics and morals.

    • brrryce

      Character and value? Democrats elected him to office. He pretended to be a Dem to get elected in a majority Dem district then switched. Sounds like same ol’ GOP opportunism to anyone rational.

      • SCHROEDER856

        SO.. obama is pretending to be a christian.. pretending to understand our american ways.. the man can’t even throw a baseball.. the guy smart.. because the voters were just sheep for the dems..

        • KellyKAFIR

          lol… .crickets from brrryce…

          • Deuce

            because Media Matters hasn’t told him what to say yet. Just wait, Libs are always behind.. they are just better at making the low-information voter feel like their a head.. I mean seriously, we are talking about womens and blacks rights still? It should never have been an issue, they should have always been equal, O wait it was the Democrats who first put the restrictions on, then blamed everyone else..

          • SCHROEDER856

            NICELY SAID..

      • atlas007

        Do you mean it’s like when the Democrat, now Republican NYC Mayor Bloomberg, switched from being a Dem to being a Republican because he could not win the Dem primary? Do you mean that sort of opportunism?

        • brrryce

          Yep. I’m not a fan of Bloomberg. I’m sure you would love to vote for him, right?

          • SCHROEDER856

            NO! BLOOMBERG IS ONE OF THE LIBERALS THAT USE BLACKS AND THEN STEPS ON THEM.. STILL HAVEN’T HAD YOUR COFFEE.

      • SCHROEDER856

        same as obama .. pretended to be of intelligence.. but has none.. who pretended to be for the people.. but only for himself.. under obama blacks unemployment went to 25%.. why? look at any major city run by liberals and you’ll see either bankruptcy, corruption, high unemployment for 25% of the blacks.. because the liberals use the Black for votes and then dumps them.. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE.

        • brrryce

          Are you black? Have you EVER been concerned about anything other than black people voting for candidates YOU approve of? Your claims, just like those of the other Suddenly-Concerned white people are BS. If your “alternative” is for black people to join a party with OBVIOUSLY racist elements (tea party, for example), then why don’t you join the New Black Panthers, all 12 of them and tell me how that works for you. I didnt say Dems are perfect, they’re just better than people like you who hate on the President because he’s black. HOW could someone like you ever encourage me to come to the GOP? And, cities are strangled by unethical corporations, STATE (often GOP) legislatures, not just their mayors and councils. The GOP has a history of sabotage and blame. Black people, 90 percent, anyway, are smart enough to see through that.

  • http://twitter.com/truthbeknown11 Terry Adams

    Yea they will call him a house N,. for sure. When are the people of this country going to learn?

    • brrryce

      Um, you just did. And, as far as I can see – you’re the only one. Interesting.

      • SCHROEDER856

        He is right Brryce.. the Dems call black who do not follow their ways as Uncle tom’s House N’s..anything but a nice word.. liberals are doing it all the time..

        • brrryce

          My point, sir, is that no one used that phrase (and, I’m the liberal here) except for that person. And, I will admit to having done it in the past, but I have never seen name calling like there is on the Fox News website. Apparently, they get royalties on the N-word. Here is my take: If conservs don’t want to be accused of being racist, stop being racist.

          • jaybird

            I watch Fox and I have never heard them use the N word.
            I don’t like that word and am sure that I would have recognized it.

          • brrryce

            Didn’t say broadcast – online.

          • Deuce

            Did media matters tell you that? Give a specific example to back up your ignorance now. Watch Chris Matthews, how many times has he called someone a racist for stating a fact because it was not in the Racist liberal views? The collective is calling you back. Lets be clear about racists, it was Democrats who in 1960 voted AGAINST civil rights only to barely be able to get enough votes, to pass it in 1964 while both times over 90% of republicans voted to pass it. So go do you’re research, earn your check and phone, and you’ll see that you have been lied to. Congrats

    • KellyKAFIR

      How sad that when a black man or woman think for themselves, they are called that by the left… or “not black enough” or Oreo… It is only the Dems who have divided people into race, gender or some other class. I, for one, welcome the senator into the party… now… we have our own housekeeping to do…

  • jaybird

    Amen, he saw the light.

  • Charley Frederick

    Welcome to the real world Sir.

  • Scooby D. Labbé

    Ummmm, How about Sen. Edward Brooke of Massachusetts? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Brooke

    • Scooby D. Labbé

      Sorry, I see now that the headline means first in Louisiana, not the US.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Veselenak/100001118018542 David Veselenak

    He’d be wise to hire more body guards and a food tester!

  • jaybird

    We need more to switch so the witch won’t become speaker of house again. I would like to see her debate Ted Cruz..

    • Deuce

      It’s not a debate if one side (the witch) doesn’t know anything that she talks about and just falls inline. Thats why she only speaks in press conferences and other places she wont be asked questions. Notice how the Dems are starting to justify the IRS targeting now after condemning it, they usually start to do that only when they find that something really bad is about to break to try and get everyone to stop looking… “move along, don’t pay attention to the man behind the curtain” I wonder if they’d consider The Wizard of Oz sexist these days since the wizard was a man and not a gender-neutral hermaphrdite? questions to ponder.

      • jaybird

        I saw her one time on a one on one with a newscaster but her answers did not make sense. Sometimes I watch the Senate voting on bills. The day that Ted Cruz replied back to Harry Reid was great. That was when old Harry had called him a schoolyard bully the day before. They start out with “My esteemed Senator from NV and are so formal but he got the point across.

  • rompinrondo

    good for him, i hope some others will follow suit,,,,they have got to be embarassed to have a representative of their race in Obama.

  • cyndal

    He had better watch his back because if he seems to be to big of a threat the Dems are going to crucify and destroy him. They don’t want anybody to know anything about Fredrick Douglass because if they know the truth about that time in history it will hopefully make them start thinking about the lies they have been fed by the Dems.

  • A Mike Pietri

    The Founding Fathers were correct. Political parties will be the down fall of this country.

  • bob novak

    Oh this is not going to sit well with Owevomit or Clinton for that matter, he’d better watch his back, people have a tendency to have accidents when they piss off Hillary.

  • fireboatman

    Finally the party machines are losing control and the likes of Jackson and Sharpton are being silenced as the black community becomes educated. Welcome Senator.

  • bull57

    I have a problem when someone switches parties to get elected. Is he a strong Rino, or just made a mistake switching? I don’t have the answers yet. I guess we will have to watch his voting record to determine his heart!

    • ChuckS123

      I’m sure he does have a record we could look at. I will say that he may have switched because of several issues, but there may be a lot of other issues he’s still on the democratic side of. Of course, a lot of lifetime repubs also are on the side of the dems in a lot of issues.

  • david

    It is refreshing to see state senator Guillory a black American realized how the Democratic party has failed him and his race. And the promise of the great society of Lyndon B. Johnson and the Democratic party never lived up to it’s promise. Big government has been an anathema to black Americans for it has made a proud people so dependent that they find it difficult to live without government and its assistance.

  • http://yahoo.com/ Star

    Can not say l blame him, the Democrats has really harmed the Black Americans.

  • lana ward

    Another black person fed up with the party of hate for Americans, Hopefully more will come to their senses. The dems have failed the black community. Vote them out in 2014

  • blair152

    Democrats are the REAL racists. They supported slavery, Jim Crow, and the Ku Klux Klan.

  • OldHippyPatriot

    Now if we can just do something about Mary …

  • freedomringsforall

    May God continue to bless him and his.
    Thank you Lord for this man’s convictions.

  • Mike Butler

    I would just like to shake this man’s hand.